The Air Force needs to do a better job of promoting itself, said the Air National Guard’s Command CMSgt. Chris Muncy. “The vast majority of the public doesn’t focus on the war front,” said Muncy during a command chiefs forum at AFA’s Air & Space Conference Monday. Less than one percent of the public serve in the military, so it makes sense that it would be more concerned about rising gas prices and the unemployment rate. However, “that affects our airmen,” he said. It’s the Air Force’s job to educate employers about what airmen do. “It stresses our folks out, so we need to tell our Air Force story. The American public needs to know we are there, because they don’t know it now,” said Muncy.
A Chinese fighter jet conducted an “unnecessarily aggressive” maneuver in front of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 last week, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command announced May 30, releasing footage of the incident. The intercept, which took place May 26, happened over the South China Sea in international airspace.